Iran is ready to deliver more electricity to Pakistan and necessary infrastructure in this regard is being built, announced Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan Seyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini.
During a meeting with Federal Minister for Energy Muhammad Hammad Azhar, matters relating to cooperation between the two countries in the energy sector came under discussion.
Highlighting the importance of Iranian electricity import to the neighbouring districts of Balochistan, especially Gwadar, Azhar said that it was playing a pivotal role in the provision of electricity to these areas.
He said that Pakistan government was committed to working for further enhancing cooperation between the two countries in the energy sector as per a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed during the recent visit of Pakistan’s premier to Iran.
The Iranian ambassador emphasised that close coordination between relevant organisations dealing with the import of electricity was needed for early materialisation of the new project.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 13th, 2021.
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